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Mum, Dad and the Apocalypse: John Lawlor’s Sunday

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Abstract:

This article explores how Sunday weaves together - through patterns of imagery, sound and silence - forms of catastrophic revelation concerning patriarchal obsession with control that manifests itself through institutional Christianity, enlightenment dreams of cosmic domination or, most shockingly and viscerally, in the private space of the family dining room.

Keywords: agency; apocalypse; desire; patriarchy; religion; technology

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/sfs.1.2.299_1

Affiliations: University of Cape Town

Publication date: 2011-01-01

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